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Stock Research and Analysis

by R.J. Hottovy, CFA

Bulls Say

Molson Coors is the second-largest brewer in Canada and the United States. This scale helps the firm leverage fixed costs and operate a very cost-efficient supply chain.
When the employment situation in North America improves, beer volume is likely to pick up, enhancing Molson Coors' financial performance.
SABMiller's appetite for global consolidation could make Molson Coors an attractive acquisition. Read more 

Bears Say

The company operates in mature, low-growth beer geographies where price wars can hurt profitability.
Molson Coors' premium lagers face stiff competition from a multitude of craft brews as well as spirits and wine.
Low levels of employment in the company's core markets of Canada, the U.S., and the U.K. have helped to drive down total beer volume in those countries. Read more 

Management

We believe Molson Coors' management team has been a standard steward of shareholders' capital. While we applaud some of the team's strategic moves that have delivered an abundance of shareholder value, such as the MillerCoors joint venture, the company's   Read more 

Profile

Molson Coors is one of the largest brewers in the world. Major brands include Coors Light, Molson Canadian, Staropramen, Carling, Miller Lite, Keystone, Blue Moon, and Leinenkugel.  Read more 

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